I thank you for nothing, because I understand nothing.
John Lyly (1554 - 1606)
Contributed by: Zaady
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
Source: Euphues, 1579, Page 81.
Far more seemly to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money.
Source: Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1579)
A clere conscience is a sure carde.
Source: Euphues, 1579, page 207.
Goe to bed with the Lambe, and rise with the Larke.
Source: Euphues and his England, page 229.
The greatest harm that you can do unto the envious, is to do well.
He that loseth his honestie hath nothing to lose.
The measure of life is not length, but honesty.
Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
Source: Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), Page 47.
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